Hugh Hefner to Be Buried Next to Marilyn Monroe After He Forked Over $75,000 for Crypt
He bought the crypt next to the iconic actress in 1992.
The body of Hugh Hefner has left the fabled Playboy Mansion for the last time after he passed away peacefully at age 91 Wednesday .
Hefner will be interred next to Marilyn Monroe, who appeared on the cover of the first issue of Playboy in 1953. Hefner bought the crypt next to the Some Like It Hot actress for $75,000 in 1992.
Meanwhile, several big names have come forward to share their experiences with the Playboy mogul.
His death was met with heartbreak by former Playboy playmates like Pamela Anderson, who appeared on a record 14 covers of the magazine.
She posted a series of images and videos of Hefner on her Instagram page.
Goodbye #Hef Mr Hefner I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit I am me because of you You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life... People tell me all the time That I was your favorite... I'm in such deep shock. But you were old, your back hurt you so much. Last time I saw you You were using a walker. You didn't want me to see. You couldn't hear. You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me - with my name Pamela with a heart around it. Now, I'm falling apart. This feeling is so crazy. It's raining in Paris now. I'm by the window. Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself. Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said. I can hear you say - Be brave. There are no rules. Live your life I'm proud of you. There are no mistakes. And with men - Enjoy ... (Your wonderful laugh) You have the world by the tail You are a good girl And you are so loved - You are not crazy. You are wild and free Stay strong, Stay vulnerable. ... "It's movie time" You loved my boys ... You were always, always there for us. With your love Your crazy wisdom. I will miss your everything. Thank you for making the world a better place. A freeer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef ... Your Pamela ?
“I am me because of you. You taught me everything about freedom and respect. You gave me my life - your Pamela,” she wrote.
Former centerfold and Baywatch star Donna D'Errico is also speaking out.
"You will always be an American icon of epic proportions," she told Inside Edition. "I am indebted to you. I will miss you."
Former Playmate Jenny McCarthy grew emotional as she discussed Hefner on her Sirius radio show Thursday morning.
"I sat there for a moment and burst into tears," McCarthy said, sobbing as she thought of Hefner.
In the last years of his life Hefner retreated behind the gates of his mansion and was rarely seen in public. There were no more wild parties with celebrities. He spent his days playing board games and watching old movies.
One of his last public appearances was at Disneyland in 2013, where he was seen riding a scooter.
Hefner rejected rumors about his health last year by posting a photo with his wife, Crystal, who is 60 years younger.
Last month his son, Cooper, told a reporter that his father’s health was declining.
“It’s tough to watch him struggle but I’m just happy it's physical and not mental,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
The legendary Playboy Mansion is a shabby shadow of its former glory. It was sold to a neighbor for $100 million last year on the condition that Hefner would continue to live there until his death.
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